women in design: patrizia moroso / luminaire chicago / 301 west superior / tuesday 14 june / 6:30pas a longtime advocate of design education, luminaire is honored to host patrizia moroso in an enlightening conversation with patricia urquiola for the second edition of the women in design series during neocon®. the conversation will focus on patrizia moroso’s creative collaborations with key designers such as patricia urquiola, and how these important partnerships culminate in the creation of iconic pieces. women in design, with patrizia moroso and patricia urquiola, will be presented on tuesday, june 14 at 6:30 pm, with a reception and display of select moroso pieces.
patrizia moroso is the creative director of the company her parents founded in 1952. from its beginning, the company had an artisanal approach to product manufacturing and an extraordinary creativity in the design process. fostering new talent as well as working with established names in the industry, ms. moroso is known for “working with designers she loves” and it is this exact vision and passion that has led the company to great success.
synonymous with forward thinking design, moroso has collaborated with patricia urquiola, ron arad, konstantin grcic, marcel wanders, tokujin yoshioka, doshi & levien, nendo, daniel libeskind, front, and others. now, more than 60 years later, moroso remains a company distinguished for its quality, innovation and creativity .
a long time contributor and good friend of patrizia moroso, the prominent spanish designer patricia urquiola created unique pieces such as fjord and smock that reﬂect their special relationship. patricia urquiola designed patrizia’s personal home in udine, italy, a 10,000 sq. foot eclectic abode that was also used for moroso’s catalogue campaign in 2015 that underscores the deep and personal relationship between the designer and the creative director.
women in design is a series that aims to recognize, empower, and inspire female design thinking. luminaire hosted its ﬁrst women in design edition may 12th at luminaire lab in the miami design district by recognizing the late zaha hadid and lina bo bardi with an exhibition of select design pieces from their collection.
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